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Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan

from AU$1,771.00

On arrival in Amman you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Amman. (D)
Drive to Jerash which is perhaps, the best preserved of the provincial Roman towns. Around its colonnaded main street, see the Cardo, South Theatre, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Artemis Temple and the Nymphaeum. The city’s 14 churches date from Byzantine time and are filled with fine mosaics. Continue to Saladin’s 12th century Arab castle, Qala’at al Rabad (Ajloun), one of the finest examples of military architecture. Return to Amman. (B,D)
Tour the remains of Jordan’s Desert Castles. Visit Qasr Al-Kharanah, the sole castle built exclusively for defence, and Qasr Amra with its beautiful mosaics from the Omayyad era. Stop at the Azraq Oasis, a resting point for one hundred species of migratory birds. Amidst its many pools, visit Qasr Azraq, the black basalt fort which was headquarters for Lawrence of Arabia. Continue to the Dead Sea. Spend the day floating and relaxing at one of the resort hotels. Enjoy the lowest point on earth, whilst trying out the invigorating mud bath to cleanse the skin. Watch the sunset over the hills of the Holy Land with Jerusalem in the distance. Return to Amman. (B,D)
City tour of Amman. See the remains of the Roman Theatre, the Archaeological Museum and the Citadel. Drive to Madaba, home to some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world. View the 6th century mosaic Map of Jerusalem. Continue to Mount Nebo, highest point in the Moabite mountain range, offering a remarkable view of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the spires of Jerusalem. Tradition holds that Moses viewed “the Promised Land” from this peak. Continue to Petra. (B,D)
Spend the day at Petra. The tour begins at the Siq, a winding canyon road. At the end of the passage you’ll see the Treasury, carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain. Beyond the Treasury, you’ll discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial chambers and water channels. (B,D)
Drive to Little Petra, in ancient times a suburb of Petra, and take a short walk through this bizarre landscape. Continue to Wadi Rum, a moonscape terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains, and vast desert vistas. Enjoy a 2 hour jeep tour. Overnight will be a truly authentic experience under the stars in a Bedouin style camp. (B,D)
Drive to Amman. Rest of the day is at leisure. (B,D)
Transfer to Amman airport. End of services. (B)

Includes

- All transfers and assistance
- 7 nights hotel accommodation (options in superior, deluxe or platinum)
- Tours as per itinerary with English speaking guide
- Meals as per itinerary
- Entrance fees

Not included

- International flights
- Drinks with meals
- Passport or visa fees
- Any other items of personal nature

Accommodation

Things to note

- Tours can be a combination of different regular tours and therefore coach changes may be required. Some tours do not operate during special event periods.
- Wadi Rum jeep tours may not be suitable for persons of particular ages or those with medical conditions.
- Some tours do not operate during special event periods.
- Itinerary is based on a Thursday and Sunday arrival. For Saturday arrivals, the order of sites visited is altered.

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At a Glance

Cities Visited

Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, Desert Castles, Dead Sea, Madaba, Petra, Baida, Wadi Rum

Countries Visited

Jordan

Duration

8 Days

Start City

Amman

End City

Amman

Type

Escorted Coach Tours

Languages

English

Departure Day

Thu/Sat/Sun

Departures

January - December 2019

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